Watermelons are exploding in China creating “fields of landmines” as described by the state controlled media.
The exploding watermelons are caused by misuse of the growth accelerator forchlorfeneron by newbie Chinese watermelon farmers, where skyrocketing prices have caused a rush to harvest the popular summertime fruit this year.
Not surprisingly, Chinese regulations (they have some?) don’t forbid use of the chemical (yes, our plants are drugged too). Misuse of pesticides, fertilizers, and chemicals appear to be rather common in Chinese farming with unusually wet weather this spring serving to blow the whistle on this particular abusive tactic.
This same drug is permitted in the US on kiwi and grapes.
Signs that watermelons have had forchlorfeneron used on them include fibrous or misshapen fruit with more white seeds than black.
No worries, though. The Chinese farmers are making lemonade out of lemons with their exploding watermelons that can’t be sold at market.
They are simply chopping up the ruined, toxic fruit and feeding it to fish and pigs!
What else would you expect from a country that genetically modifies cows to produce human breastmilk, for heaven’s sake?
Source: Associated Press, Fields of Watermelons Burst in China Farm Fiasco
Pretty soon I will give up grocery shopping altogether. Nothing is safe unless you grow it or kill it yourself. We need a serious food revolution that will take down Monsanto and eliminate the chemical pesticides and fertilizers from our food supply and we need it yesterday. Those of us who can garden and buy local meats at reasonable prices are somewhat in the minority. Everyone else is either too broke to buy the organics at the store or are going broke doing so! It should be a RIGHT to buy chemical free food. It should not be a “lifestyle choice.” That type of thinking just leaves out a lot of people who just plain can’t afford it. And that is a human rights issue.